Making A Playlist on Windows Media Player

You know, I’ve been running some version of Windows Media Player for years, and never even thought about making up my own playlists until today, when, of all things, I noticed that my wife had set one up. And the funny thing is that I’m usually the one showing her how to do things.

No matter which version you have, it’s pretty easy to do. You first have to go to your music library so you can see the list of songs you want to select from. Since I have my songs categorized by genre, I went into each genre and selected the songs I wanted. I’m in the mood today for upbeat, happy music (presently listening to, talk about timely, my favorite song in history, I Want You Back by the Jackson Five), so I’m going through each genre looking for music that makes me smile.

Anyway, the next step allows you to do one of two things. One, you can right-click on a song, then slide down to “Add To Playlist”, where it’ll move the song into your made up playlist. Two, you can drag the song over to the playlist. Either way works fine, but the one thing dragging a song gets you is that you can place songs wherever you want to, whereas the first option just adds the song to the bottom of the list.

If you’re so inclined, which I’m not total but could on another day, you can actually save your playlist. All you do is go to File, then slide down to where it says “Save Playlist As”, and you’re good to go.

For some of you, this is old news, but for others like me, who’ve never thought about it before, this could be a boom to listening to exactly what you want to listen to, when you want to listen to it. Great stuff!

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